This study asks, ""What is the relation of criticism to literature?"", ""What does it mean to call oneself a woman?"", and ""What does a (feminine) coming to writing imply?"". Lydon identifies with some French literary theorists.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Mary Lydon's essays are unique in their ability to absorb a profound understanding of Derrida, Lacan, Barthes, and other French theorists into the very fabric of her critical readings. In these brilliant essays on Proust and Beckett, on Duras and Duchamp, and on feminist subjects, theory is always at the service of the most sensitive elucidation of difficult material. An original and delightful collection!" Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University